Install Windows XP to external USB drive on DELL laptop

If you get BSOD with message STOP: 0x0000007B you have to do one of the following:

1. Set your SATA controller in BIOS to "compatible" rather then AHCI
2. Integrate sata AHCI or RAID controller in your XP install CD
One thing that also must be done is to replace NTDETECT.COM with modified version of this file which can be downloaded from:

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